JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Marks and Spencer. Poured clear golden yellow with no head. Flavour and aroma is mostly apples with some spice. Very enjoyable.
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Sherlock Holmes Pub, Århus
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of light sour apples. Taste is light sour and light sweet with a dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Apple aroma and flavour. Quite dry and not too sweet. Nice dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a little CO2 prickle.
AshtonMcCobb (5049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a tap at a stand at the Shrewsbury Flower Show. The appearance is amber, fizzy and generally cider-like, there is a sweet apple aroma coming from the nose and the taste has a deeper more intense stewed apples. The palate is good, as with many ciders, there is depth of flavour, this carries through the middle section and there is a clean zingy finish. Overall, this is a decent cider. The difficulty I have is differentiating in the appearance of ciders which are generally not as pleasing as a beer with a nice head and the palate which is generally good with ciders, as discussed above.
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Rather average apple nose, pale gold color with lace. Bland, medium sweet flavor, apple, some spice. Just a touch of tartness. Drinkable and tasty, though not very interesting. Refreshing, not much else going on.
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
440ml can. Golden applejuice colour. Medium head. Light aroma of fermented apples. Taste is medium dry and the finish is pleasantly tart. A bit watery palate but this one is still much better than most of the oversweetened local ciders.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap on 7/3/11 - appearance - clear gold with no head. Aroma is crisp green apples. Taste is in the sweet/tart end of the spectrum. Body is thin, but the tartness lingers nicely.
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms South, Stockholm, 5 March 2011) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity, slightly tart nose with apple juice and a touch of pears. Fruity, slightly tart taste with notes of green apples and a touch of citrus. Rather light body, slightly sweet. Hardly exciting, but well balanced and drinkable.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap (Lloyds/JDWs Uxbridge)
5 Light sharp allpey aroma.
2 Pale, cleaer and a bit fizzy
6 Sweet, slightly sharp appley taste
3 Watery and sticky. However, there’s some acidic crispness.
10 Pretty tasty, but still clear filtered nonsense.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold. The aroma is very fruit-driven, with lots of sweet apple and not a whole lot else. There is a bit of tartness to start, but it soon blends into a sweet fruity finish. The palate is neither too dry nor too cloying. Not the world’s most interesting cider, by a long shot, but it has a reasonable sweet-dry balance, and would be a passable easy drinker, if it wasn’t so hard to find.